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Wild in Woods
The Myth of the Noble Eco-Savage

By Robert Whelan
May 1999
Institute of Economic Affairs
ISBN: 0-255-36447-4
80 p.
$19.95 Paper Original

Ever since Christopher Columbus visited the New World, the noble savage has been a potent symbol in Western cultures. The noble savage myth has recently been utilized by some champions of conservation. This book, however, argues that indigenous people can destructive of their environments as anyone else.

Environmental Science
Political Science
Series: IEA Studies on the Environment